IB Highlights: CAS Experiences

February 22, 2021

SGS students have used the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to explore creativity, activity and service experiences at school, at home and outside. 

CAS Experience Highlights: CAS experiences for all of our Upper School students (in the US and in China) include replacing the shocks on a car, meal prep and cooking, helping in the library, FIRST Tech Challenge robotics, yoga, and skiing.

CAS Project Highlight: Senior Clark Chen has initiated the founding of an online English language program for primary students in China.  He hopes to develop his skills to initiate projects with collaborations and to enhance his communication skills with younger kids and their parents.

EE Highlight: The junior class of full diploma candidates has begun meeting in B block to start their Extended Essay process.  They are learning exactly what the EE is and are beginning to choose their subjects and supervisors.  Over the next couple of weeks, they will work on narrowing research questions, finding resources, and developing the methodology of the EEs.  

IB Question of the Week:  How is the IB recognized in different countries?
There are IB World Schools in 156 countries throughout the world, and students send exam results to higher education institutions in nearly 90 countries annually. Given the wide diversity of local education systems, it can be difficult to understand how the IB is recognized in various parts of the world.  Learn how different countries Recognize IB Results

IB Overview:  The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum for grades 11-12 is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE).  Please refer to our IB webpage and to the IB Resources page in PowerSchool Learning for detailed IB information.